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#Microsoft and Others Fail Antivirus Test – #ForeFront, #FEP, #AV

January 22, 2013 Leave a comment

Microsoft is still behind the competition…

How many of you out there are using ForeFront Endpoint Protection (FEP) to secure your clients/servers?

Below is a good article from Neil J. Rubenking about the latest (Nov/DEc 2012) report from AV-Test:

AV-Test.org

Based in Magdeburg, Germany, independent lab AV-Test evaluates and rates antivirus products on a variety of different criteria. Every couple of months the researchers summarize their testing and report on which products achieved certification. In the latest such report, several vendors failed to make the grade.

One of the many individual tests involved in AV-Test certification measures how well products stand up to zero-day attacks—viruses or other threats so new that no antivirus signature exists. AV-Test CEO Andreas Marx noted that the 25 consumer products in the current test averaged 92 percent detection of zero-day attacks. “This means,” said Marx “that one out of ten malware attacks succeeded.” He also pointed out that while the products averaged 91 percent cleanup of existing infections, many didn’t remove all traces. “Only 60% could be put back in a condition similar to the pre-infection state,” Marx observed.

Certification Failed
Products can earn six points each for repair of existing malware infestations, protection against new attacks, and overall usability. Here usability means the product doesn’t slow system performance and doesn’t falsely report valid programs or activities as malicious. In order to receive certification, a product must earn a total of 11 points.

Just as in the previous testMicrosoft didn’t make the cut, though with ten points it came close. PC Tools also failed with ten points.

The big loser this time around was AhnLab. In the previous test AhnLab squeaked by with 11 points. The latest test saw that score drop to 8.5 points, well below the certification cutof…

Continue reading here!

//Richard

Windows 8 Business Intentions: Deployment Plans, Driving Factors, Roadblocks, and Strategies

November 23, 2012 Leave a comment

This was an interesting report and I must say that I’m a bit skeptic that Windows 8 will get a large footprint within the Enterprise segment…

The Windows 8 Business Intentions: Deployment Plans, Driving Factors, Roadblocks, and Strategies report reveals key insights into who’s moving to Windows 8, who’s skipping it, and why. In this original research report from TechRepublic Pro and ZDNet, industry analysts break down the Windows 8 deployment plans of over 1,200 organizations from around the globe.

Some of the key takeaways include the following:

  • 73.7 percent of respondents say their organizations have no plans to deploy Windows 8.
  • Only 15.8 percent of respondents who run Windows XP or an earlier version as their organization’s primary OS say they plan to deploy Windows 8.
  • Security and tablet/mobile integration top the list of factors rated important by respondents who plan to deploy Windows 8.
  • The Windows 8 style UI and associated end-user training requirements are off-putting to many respondents.
  • The number of respondents in Australia, Canada, Europe, and the US with plans to deploy Windows 8 was lower than in China, India, and Southeast Asia.

Download the report here!

//Richard

90% of enterprises will bypass broad-scale deployment of Windows 8

October 24, 2012 1 comment

This picture/slide is so spot on! I couldn’t agree more! Great work Gartner!

I don’t think that Windows 8 will be adopted on a broader scale… it’s the new “Vista”. Win7 will and is being rolled out and will stay there for a long time as the new “XP”!

Thanks Charlie Isaacs for the picture!

//Richard

 

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